Little Jack Horner is a popular English nursery rhyme that is great for winter evenings. This Little Jack Horner printable pack is aimed at children in kindergarten and preschool and includes over 80 pages of fun and learning.
The earliest reference to this well-known rhyme is in the Namby Pamby, a ballad by Henry Carey which was published in 1725. It read:
Now he sings of Jackey Horner
Sitting in the Chimney-Corner
Eating of a Christmas pie,
Putting in his tube, Oh Fie!
Putting in, Oh Fie! his Thumb
Pulling out, Oh Strange! a Plum.
In the nineteenth century, a story began to gain currency that this rhyme is actually about a man named Thomas Horner. Horner was a steward to Richard Whiting, the last abbot of Glastonbury before the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII of England. The story goes, that prior to the abbey’s destruction, Horner was sent to London by the abbot with a huge Christmas pie. Hidden in this Christmas pie was the deeds to a dozen manors, which was a gift to the King to try and convince him not to nationalise Church lands. Apparently during the journey, Horner opened the pie and took the deeds of the manor of Mells in Somerset, keeping them to himself. Records to indicate that Thomas Horner did become the owner of the manor, paying of the title, but his descendants have said that the legend is untrue and that the deed was purchased.
This 80+ page printable pack helps enhance learning while reading the nursery rhyme, Little Jack Horner.
Included in this printable pack are many math activities such as:
- Number Cards
- Number Flip Book
- Match the Number to the Word
- Number Puzzles
- Follow the Directions (Ordinal Numbers)
- Colour the Shapes
- More or Less
- Size Sequencing
The literacy activities include:
- Little Jack Horner printable book
- Alphabet matching cards
- Handwriting practice of words used in the nursery rhyme
- Sequencing of the story activities
- Creative Writing Pages
Other activities include:
- Do-a-Dot Pages
- Finish the Patterns
- What comes next?
- Sequencing Activities
There are two versions of this printable pack, one in colour and one in black and white. You can choose both or the one that suits you the best.
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